Topic: Arne Duncan
Readers write in about deficits and taxation, using private money for nuclear power, and the No Child Left Behind law.
04/05/2010 12:08 pm
A big concern about proposed national education standards for grades K-12 is that they amount to a federal takeover of public schools. Not true. This plan originated from the states, is voluntary, and is backed by 48 governors.
03/31/2010 01:12 pm
In announcing the Race to the Top winners, Education Secretary Arne Duncan noted that both states had strong buy-in from almost all districts and teachers unions.
03/29/2010 07:48 pm
Congress is expected to vote this weekend not just on healthcare, but also on a student aid bill. Here’s a rundown of five key components in the legislation.
03/19/2010 01:54 pm
A movie like "The Blind Side," with Sandra Bullock and depicting a real scholar-athlete, has a lesson for the NCAA in this March Madness: Get the graduation rates up for players, especially blacks. Otherwise, Uncle Sam may be on your case.
03/18/2010 04:59 pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan took the Obama administration's plans for No Child Left Behind to Capitol Hill Wednesday. Lawmakers were pleased but also had tough questions.
03/18/2010 09:29 am
In Houston, a controversial education reform measure allows teachers to be fired based on their students' test scores. Some parents back the policy, but teachers unions have reservations.
03/17/2010 05:40 pm
The Obama administration is proposing fundamental changes to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education reform policy, such as dropping the strict yearly progress goals.
03/15/2010 09:00 pm
The No Child Left Behind Act was fundamentally correct in demanding standards and testing of public schools. But the Obama plan would correct its flaws.
03/15/2010 04:03 pm
Here are five key changes that the Obama administration is proposing in an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act.
03/14/2010 07:02 pm